Architects and Planners who use "bubble diagrams" will appreciate this
feature in Onuma. BIMBlobs™ are used in Onuma as a bubble
diagram holding BIM data. However, unlike traditional bubble diagrams,
BIMBlobs™ are dynamic, data driven and can morph to detailed
plans that carry relational information such as how spaces are
associated to each other. Keeping them at an abstract level allows the
user to focus on making decisions.
Collections of BIMBlobs™ define requirements that
can be used to rapidly design new facilities or renovate existing
BIMBlobs™ of various facility type templates are
available for the ONUMA Planning System™.
What you can do with BIMBlobs™
- Information and knowledge is stored in BIMBlobs™
that are used in Onuma
- BIMBlobs™ abstract information in Onuma to make
it simple for users to work with
- Used as bubble diagrams in planning scenarios
This is a plan of a field hospital. Each blob
represents a space and the lines between the spaces represent which
ones need to be near each other from a functional perspecive. This
arrangement becomes a recipe and starting point for the designer to
analyze the requirements of a field hospital, create reports or use it
as a place to begin designing a more detailed layout. If each of these
blobs were opened it would reveal a detailed space with furniture and
equipment in it defining each space. Collection of space requirements
such as this are available as templates or the user can create their
own versions of this from other BIM applications or within Onuma.
BIMBlobs™ can be an abstract
representation of detailed plans. This plan originated from a highly
detailed BIM that was imported into Onuma.
BIMBlobs™ are abstract but they carry a
lot of data. This is the same plan as the highly detailed BIM in the
previous diagram, but with spaces turned to abstract blobs. Note that
individual spaces still carry the detailed information of furniture in
them. The user can decide how to hide or show different levels of
detail without losing any data.